All that talk back in 2012 about Mitt Romney wanting to kill Big Bird really amounted to nothing, as scrappy little Sesame Workshop cut a sweet deal with premium cable channel HBO to crank out new episodes and draw in even more revenue.
But that doesn’t mean Sesame Street has forgotten about the least fortunate of us. Well, it did for a while, but now Sesame Workshop has checked back in on muppet Lily, who was experiencing food-insecurity back in 2011, and found she’s now homeless.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 12, 2018
Is it just us, or is “to raise awareness” shorthand for “do absolutely nothing that would require personal sacrifice”?
Geez, wtf do the Sesame Street writers have against poor Lily? pic.twitter.com/zm55lne0ga
— BT (@back_ttys) December 12, 2018
For those wondering if “Sesame Street” is the best place to teach preschool children about homelessness, The Hill reports that Lily “will be featured in upcoming online videos and interactive activities” designed for children aged 2 through 6 … so children will be able to log on and learn about homelessness there.
What about about Oscar the grouch? He's been homeless since I was a kid that was 34 years ago! I dont get it!
— nandoblue0 (@nandoblue0) December 12, 2018
What’s Oscar? Does he have a beach house we aren’t aware of as an audience?
— Michael Godfrey (@godfrey_mk) December 12, 2018
Soooo, was Oscar living in a trashcan just an "alternative lifestyle choice". pic.twitter.com/MRBsI0Fcwa
— See Oh Dee Why WILDe (@WildeCody) December 12, 2018
I hope they're not advocating street-living as a healthy life choice.
— JonathanE (@Jonatha10167449) December 12, 2018
Can’t the human characters use some of that sweet HBO money to find Lily shelter somewhere?
That’s what kids should be worrying about, the homeless yes
— Bobby (@guywholikesmilk) December 12, 2018
Why do 2 year olds need to be aware of homelessness. They are 2.
— Kevin (@Gost413) December 12, 2018
I can’t figure out the cruel mentality seeks to destroy the joy of being a child by exposing them to the horrors of adult life long before they are emotionallly prepared to deal with it
— varifrank (@varifrank) December 12, 2018
But … coloring pages!
Propaganda since 1968.
— steve hansen (@steveha24732587) December 12, 2018
Maybe they could screen some videos for Nancy Pelosi so she knows what her own district looks like.
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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 5, 2018